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Talented Student, Rachel Myszak, designs Coopersville C of C Logo

Talented Student, Rachel Myszak, designs Coopersville C of C Logo

Rachel Myszak, a senior in Graphic Design at Coopersville High School, was recently recognized by the Coopersville Chamber of Commerce for her logo design. The logo was designed for the Chamber of Commerce marketing campaign; “Shop, Live, Love, Coopersville.”

This partnership between businesses and the Ottawa Area schools and the Community, is an initiative for “Doing More Together” and will offer more educational opportunities for area students.

Rachel states, “My first graphic design class in high school opened my eyes to design and my passion for it. Creating art is a personal process and knowing that people enjoy the completed piece in rewarding.”

Motorcyclist critically hurt in head-on crash

TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP. Mich. (WZZM) -- A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries after a head-on crash late Sunday afternoon on Leonard St., east of 24th Ave.

Investigators say around 5:30 p.m., Michael Jones, 25, of Muskegon was riding a motorcycle on Leonard when he crossed the center line going around a curve. Jones collided head-on with a westbound car, throwing him from his bike.

Witnesses told police Jones was traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash. He suffered multiple injuries but was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the car was not seriously hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police: 3 hurt after teen driver runs stop sign

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Three people were hurt when a Wyoming teenager pulled into the path of a pickup truck Sunday evening.

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Cleveland Street and 56th Avenue.

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputies said D.J. Keckler, 20 and of Wyoming, and his passenger, Alayna Boomgaard, 17 and of Conklin, were traveling westbound when he did not stop at the intersection and his Chevy Impala struck a southbound Ford F150. Keckler's family said they believe he had stopped at the stop sign before pulling into the intersection.

The truck, driven by Mark Denhoff, did not have a stop sign and had the right-of-way. The two vehicles also hit a utility pole in the intersection.

Keckler, Boomgaard, and Lisa Denhoff, a passenger in the truck were injured, and hospitalized in stable condition.

2 Muskegon teens hospitalized in I-96 rollover

POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two Muskegon teens are recovering after a rollover crash on I-96 near 68th Avenue.

Ottawa County deputies say a 19-year-old was driving west in a 2009 Dodge Charger around 2 a.m. Sunday when he lost control, went into the ditch, and flipped the car near mile marker 16.

The driver and his 16-year-old passenger were hospitalized with non-life threatening, and both are listed in good condition.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department is investigating the cause of the crash.

Pregnant woman hospitalized after hitting deer

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)-- A pregnant woman is recovering this morning after she hit a deer with her car in Ottawa County.

Deputies say the 24 year old Muskegon woman was driving Eastbound on I-96 in Polkton Township. That's between Nunica and Coopersville. She hit a deer near mile marker 14 around 9:35 Friday night.

She was taken to the hospital for complaints of stomach pain. Her back seat passenger, a 41 year old from Bangor, was also taken to Hackley Hospital for neck pain.

Both injuries are non-life threatening. Both people were wearing their seat belts.

Hot Air Balloon Shows are always a Thrill

Hot Air Balloon Shows are always a Thrill

The Hudsonville Fairgrounds is the place to be on July 24, (5-9pm) and July 25 (1-10pm).

The 2015 Grand Rapids Balloon Festival, hosted by RE/MAX of Grand Rapids and presented by our numerous community sponsors, will be held on these dates. All proceeds to support the Children’s Miracle Network (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital). Admission is free and a charge of $5.00 for parking.

There will be 30 Hot Air Balloons, Kids Stage, Vendor Bazaar, Classic Car Show, Arts & Craft Fair, Farmer’s Market and a Movie in the Park. Lots and lots of activities for kids. This Free, Fun and Family Focused event will be the place to be.

May and June coffee hours announced for Rep. Holly Hughes

May and June coffee hours announced for Rep. Holly Hughes

News Release:

State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, invites residents of the 91st House District to meet with her during coffee hours for the months of May and June to discuss state and local issues of interest.

District office hours for Rep. Hughes will be Friday, May 22 in Whitehall and Fruitport; Monday, June 1 and Friday, June 19 in Norton Shores; Friday June 5 in Ravenna; and Monday, June 15 in Muskegon.

Additional details regarding Rep. Hughes’s district office hours are as follows:


Friday, May 22

10 to 11 a.m.

Gary’s Restaurant